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Poster: acetboy Date: Jul 3, 2007 2:20pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: "Took it for a walk in the woods" Bob Interview

Nice little interview.

http://music.msn.com/music/remasters?GT1=7702

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Poster: dopeman Date: Jul 3, 2007 3:38pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 'Took it for a walk in the woods' Bob Interview

it seems like Bob likes to use a certain word or phrase several times in an interview I wonder if he also does that in general conversation.
I read an interview from a long time ago where he kept using the word "diatribe" and in the linked interview so far he has used the word "facility" 3 times lol..

wonder if he picks a word from the dictionary to use a bunch each week or day.

there are some other examples but I cant remember off the top of my head at the moment.

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Poster: Dhamma1 Date: Jul 3, 2007 3:45pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 'Took it for a walk in the woods' Bob Interview

In an interview long ago, he referred to being ADD or having some other learning disorder as part of the reason he kept failing in school as a child. Perhaps this is another manifestation of that. I care much more about what he can do with his fingers than with his vocabulary :-) Want wisdom? Look to Hunter and Barlow.

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Jul 3, 2007 3:50pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 'Took it for a walk in the woods' Bob Interview

Born Crosseyed?

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Poster: ghostofpig Date: Jul 3, 2007 4:42pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 'Took it for a walk in the woods' Bob Interview

He is dyslexic, which is a term that covers all sorts of organic dysfunctions (organic meaning physical abnormailites in the brain) concerning translating the written word into something the mind recognizes. For some, the letters of words may appear to be backwards or out of place, or otherwise confusing. It's primarily a reading disability. It can be mild or very severe. Being cross eyed has nothing to do with dyslexia--but that, too, can cause
reading issue--or for that matter all sorts of depth perception or peripheral vision issues.

Dyslexia can be controlled with care, patience and practice; cross eyes can be "cured" surgically and with optical exercise.

As mentioned, Bob is/was dyslexic which is one of the reasons he did so poorly at school. In the early sixties, not much was know about dyslexia and other such organic dysfunctions. You were just a shitty student who refused to concentrate and do your work.

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Poster: dopeman Date: Jul 3, 2007 3:49pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 'Took it for a walk in the woods' Bob Interview

he's dyslexic I believe. hence "born cross eyed"